Summer Americana Auction--July 2019

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Welcome to our Summer Sale!

The summer sale features everything good about summer collectors – mining artifacts – and all elements of western history.

Here’s some highlights!
More than a dozen ore cars!!
Great manuscript archives, including that of a Mormon family and their trials and tribulations over several decades, from Nauvoo to Salt Lake, and back to the East coast; a newly surfaced Adolph Sutro-Comstock Lode archive and documents; an amazing archive from Nevada engineer John Heizer; a scrap book from promoter Tex Rickard; early Arizona military letters; a pair of 1860’s maps showing the location of the original adobes in Los Angeles! Wow! And there’s lots more.
The western Art section is huge, with art in every category. One of my favorites is the ornately engraved presentation silver chalice from Grass Valley, a “must-have” for any mining or California collector
Antique bottles and marbles. Hundreds of lots of California and Nevada items accompanied by a marble collection. Some of my favorites (other than bottles, which are always fun and historical) are the ceramic series of cat house decanters. This rare set has been split up by region, making it even more fun. While we’ve had a few of these over the years, we’ve never seen this many different- ever!
Stocks and bonds. This is another “wow” offering from two or more collections. Some highlights: Chinese bond collection; Arizona material- Sopori (1850’s), Gold MC, Picacho (1860’s), and from California the Bear River piece that preceded the Tuolumne stock that features a killer mining vignette; and of course a huge offering of more from the famous Prag Collection
Numismatics has about a little of everything related to coins and currency. Lots of scrip, tokens, medals (make sure you make it all the way thru the catalog!), and two spectacular gold fakes of which one was unknown, and the other very well published. There’s also a great strong box to put it all in! Medal collectors, don’t miss the late July sale as well.
Speaking of gold, don’t miss the high grade ore specimens from two major collections, the Heizer collection and Pollock. Most of Heizer’s material is Nevada-Cal, while Pollock is Mostly Utah, Alaska.
With 4000 lots, you’ll have plenty of great material to look over.

Don’t forget the search box on the “Virtual Catalog” on our web site. It can help you find the things you want in a hurry. But there’s nothing like surfing through the catalog – you get to find all sorts of neat things you might never have thought about.

Full Schedule

Day 1 (Thur, July 11) Lots 1000-1776

Apparel
Jewelry
Art
Furnishings & Décor
Native Americana
General Foreign Collectibles
Sports
Entertainment Industry
Music Related
Political
Military
General Americana Part I
Advertising
Badges
Belt Buckles
Brewing & Tobacco
Circus
Fire related
Gold Rush
Licence Plates
Lock/Key
Microscope
Scale
Tools
Toys
Dolls
Misc Americana Collectibles


Day 2 (Fri, July 12) Lots 2000-2670

General Americana Part II
(Geographically Sorted)
Bottles
Brothel
Cowboy
Gaming
Saloon
Tokens
Numismatics
Weaponry
Marbles

Day 3 (Sat,July 13) Lots 3000-3855

Minerals
Mining Part I
(California-Nevada)

Day 4 (Sun, July 14) Lots 4000-4808

Mining Part I
(New Jersey-End)
Transportation
Railroadiana
Postal History
Wells Fargo & Express

Day 5 (Mon, July 15) Lots 5000-6487

Bargains & Dealer Specials
Art
Bottles
Civil War
General Americana
Mining
Native Americana
Numismatics
Railroadiana
Transportation

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Flint and Pere Marquette Railway Stock   (83246)4500 - Flint and Pere Marquette Railway Stock (83246)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
I/U #129 EB Ward 100 shares 1872 signed by President EB Ward. 25c revenue stamp. Nice condition. Prag Collection. Date: 1872 State/Country: Michiga
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Michigan Central Railroad Co.   (101351)4501 - Michigan Central Railroad Co. (101351)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
I/C, #21200, 100 shares common stock @ $100 par issued June 26, 1869 signed illegible, BLACK, vignettes: bottom left state seal, right eagle r-l wing
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Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to l******a for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Saginaw Valley and St. Louis Rail Road Co   (105543)4502 - Saginaw Valley and St. Louis Rail Road Co (105543)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Organized April 27. 1871 Michigan and stopped service in 1896. #68, I/U, 1 share @ $100 par. Issued June 25, 1873. Signed L.M. Eastman, president
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 180.00 - 250.00
Sold to l******a for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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The Michigan Central Railroad Co.   (101350)4503 - The Michigan Central Railroad Co. (101350)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
I/C, #59, $1000 5% First Mortgage bearer bond due 1931. Issued March 1, 1881 signed C. VANDERBILT V. President, cancelled Mar 5, 1887 (purple st
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 160.00
Sold to h*********d for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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The Michigan Central Railroad Co. bonds   (101349)4504 - The Michigan Central Railroad Co. bonds (101349)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Four bonds all cancelled. Three unissued: $1000 GREEN 4% gold bond, vignette 4-6-60 train r-l, dated 18__, Western Bank Note Co.. $5000 ORANGE 5% be
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to h*********d for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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The Saginaw Valley and St. Louis Rail Road Co.   (105542)4505 - The Saginaw Valley and St. Louis Rail Road Co. (105542)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Incorp. Michigan in1871 and stopped service in 1896. #33, I/U, $1000, 8%, tax free, 30 yr. First Mortgage bearer bond. Issued May 1. 1872. Signed
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 400.00
Sold to l******a for (160.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 200.00
 
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Montana, Wyoming  RR.   (104641)4506 - Montana, Wyoming RR. (104641)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 certificates. 1. Montana, Wyoming & Southern railroad Co. incorp. July 1909 Montana. Specimen, U/C, $1000 5% 30 yr First Mortgage Gold b...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 200.00
Sold to f***2 for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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Saint Paul and Sioux City Rail Road Co.   (105547)4507 - Saint Paul and Sioux City Rail Road Co. (105547)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
2 certificates. Incorporated in 1869, Minnesota the company lasted until 1881. Both : Special Stock under Agreement of Jan. 2, 1871. $100 par , 3%
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Estimates : 80.00 - 120.00
Sold to h*********d for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Pascagoula Street Railway and Power Stock   (84235)4508 - Pascagoula Street Railway and Power Stock (84235)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Unlisted I/U #29 50 shares 1904 signed by President Ballard. "The streetcar ran from Moss Point down Pascagoula, all the way to the beach, turn...
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Missouri and Mississippi Railroad Co.   (101341)4509 - Missouri and Mississippi Railroad Co. (101341)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Macon County in aid to Missouri and Mississippi Railroad Co.. #130 , I/U, $1000 8% 20 year due 1890. Issued May 2. 1870, GREEN, embossed County se
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold to N*******r for (65.00 + 16.25) x 1 = 81.25
 
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